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Introduction to Deaf Awareness - CPD accredited

Photo: Get a better understanding of deafness and gain awareness of some of the challenges deaf children face.

Module overview

This CPD accredited module is the perfect place to start learning about deaf awareness, and only takes about 15 minutes to complete!

During this course, you will cover topics including:

  • Lip-reading
  • Language: BSL vs. SSE
  • Basic fingerspelling
  • Basic BSL greetings

Learning outcomes

After completing the module, you will have a better awareness of some of the challenges that deaf people experience when trying to communicate with hearing people and you will be able to name some of the things you can do to make lip-reading easier. You will also get to learn some basic fingerspelling.


This module is free of charge.

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  • Simply click the button below.
  • You will be directed to our training hub where you will need to register or login (depending upon whether you have previously completed training with us).
  • Please note: The login details for our training hub are different to the login details you use if you are a National Deaf Children's Society member.



There are no prerequisites for completing this module.

Contact us

If you would like to speak to a member of the training team, please email [email protected].